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How to Have Your Cake and Eat It Plastic-Free Too This Party Season
Turn your next school function, picnic or barbecue into a plastic-free event with these simple steps.
Please Do not Turn Zero Waste into Another Consumer Lifestyle
Every day, companies contact me about a “fantastic opportunity to collaborate” and peddle their wares for them on here, wares that apparently no zero waster can live without. I can’t possibly respond to all the messages I get, so I generally ignore these pitches—even for products and services I might like. But when I do […]
My Home Is Filled With Discarded Stuff No One Wanted
Before I buy something new, I like to consider: How to dispose of the item at the end of its (usually short) life The type of material the item is made of—I avoid buying any new plastic The (usually excessive) packaging that accompanies the item The resources that went into manufacturing the item—water, energy, labor […]
How to Organize a Community Swap Meet and Why
Unless you’re like Gandhi and own fewer personal possessions than you can count on two hands, you likely have stuff cluttering your home—perfectly good stuff that someone else wants. Recent graduates, new parents, growing kids—they all have needs, perhaps for the items you no longer want. I belong to a zero-waste meetup group here in […]
Good Thing I Have a Day Job
In addition to offering cooking workshops—this Saturday’s has sold out!—I’ve come up with some new business endeavors. You will understand the title of this post as you read about them. Community Cutlery Collection I stumbled across an article from the CBC about Philippa von Zeigenweidt, a woman who started a cutlery collection that she lends out in […]
The Real Sharing Economy: Where to Find Free Food
The 19 food sharing organizations listed in this post not only feed people but also prevent waste and help build community.